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The Maryland General Assembly Adjourns Early

Rachel Baye

The General Assembly has adjourned three weeks early--a remarkable move to reduce legislators’ risk of touching the coronavirus. They hustled through dozens of bills, sometimes suspending rules to pass a state budget, an overhaul of the school system, and a plan to rebuild Pimlico racetrack.

We talk to WYPR’s Rachel Baye and Sen. Antonio Hayes, chair of the Baltimore City Demoratic delegation. Find more stories about the General Assembly here.

Plus, an election entirely by absentee ballot. More information from the State Board of Elections here. Confirm your voter registration information here. Request an absentee ballot here. To vote in the primary, voters must make this request by the last week of May - May 26 for a ballot by mail or May 29th for an electronic ballot.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.